16 August 2011

Tsumo - Shumo

Chinobhururuka chinozoguma nokumhara pasi.

That which flies ends up by perching on the ground.

A person bragging of his high status or reputation will sooner or later experience humiliation that he cannot escape. An imperious young woman who thinks she is the prettiest girl in the world will lose her glamour when getting on in years.

Like the English saying, "Pride goes before the fall."

-- Shona Proverb
From Tsumo - Shumo by Mordikai A. Hamutyinei and Albert B. Plangger

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